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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Jedi Defender: Scalper Supported?
« on: April 9, 2003, 02:52 PM »
I'd also like to add we have dropped sponsors based on shoddy reports from our readership and are continually looking for new ways to go in this avenue.  I think some of your points are valid Cory, I'd like to hear some alternatives

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Jedi Defender: Scalper Supported?
« on: April 9, 2003, 01:43 PM »
I am not going to bad mouth our sponsors let's just say that I don't support all of them financially either though.  We actually behind the scenes have had some pretty serious discussions as to who should be a sponsor and who shouldn't and even on staff we are split as to which ones should and shouldn't.  If Chris could pay all of the hosting fees and the like out of pocket I am sure he would but he can't so sponsorship is necessary.  We are also small enough (right now ;)) that some of the bigger guys out there won't think about sponsoring us or won't return our calls.

I for a long time have wanted Newforce Comics on board as a sponsor...they don't sponsor anyone anymore though.  

Other approaches I see though include a member donation drive where users actually pay the sites fees through some sort of membership drive not at all unlike the PBS telethons.  That is a nifty way to do it if you have the readership to do so...but it kind of is tacky too IMO.

About Brian's Toys...I agree with your assessment of their modern stuff Cory, but if you ask a group of collectors both modern and vintage about BT's and the reactions will be totally mixed.

Chris probably has more to say on this than I do but that is where I stand and what I know...suggestions for additional sponsors is welcome BTW

I also thought you were going to say we were aligned with SSG somehow Cory :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "George Lucas to direct Indy IV"
« on: April 9, 2003, 09:42 AM »
It will be interesting to see what happens here.  I would be slightly less interested if George is directing.  Spielberg can do mostly no wrong in my eyes.  George while I still enjoy his movies has gone a little looney and lost his edge somewhere in 1978.  

I'd say Indy would be a little less whiz bang effects laden than the Star Wars movies are.  Sure he's going to want to put in some effects like when Toht melted or Indy walked the plank in Crusade.  But having a digital effect in every shot would ruin it.  Somehow I almost think Lucas thinks this is the way it should be.  Spielberg has been the best at melding real and CGI IMO, such as with A.I. (which gets slagged too much IMO) or the JP movies.

So I think they will come to some sort of compromise...it will be interesting though

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Wars Impressions -> Who can you do?
« on: April 9, 2003, 09:09 AM »
I do a pretty convincing Yoda. Consequently I also can do Grover and Miss Piggy. Oddly enough I haven't nailed Frank Oz's voice yet.  :-\
 :P  Too funny MisterPL

I love breaking out Mister Binks at parties, he is the guy people love to laugh at.  I really can't do anyone else though.  My brother in law does an awesome Chewie and Yoda though

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Class Reunions
« on: April 8, 2003, 04:31 PM »
That sounds exactly why i have no desire to head to said event.  There are some people like I said that I haven't seen since graduation night that I wouldn't mind talking to again.  Some people I have lost contact with etc.  But, there is 300 of the 400 people I graduated with who I'd never care if  I did see again.  Tough call and probably not worth the $60, maybe the 20 year reunion when everyone is fatter and balder

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Collector's Tips / Re: Storing Loose Figs
« on: April 8, 2003, 03:57 PM »
Kind of, having recently moved I needed a way to store the stuff while in storage and in transit.  I also have 100+ figs just waiting to be customized and extra versions of Vader and Maul that don't have homes in my display.  Just an easy way to keep it all together  Plus if you play with you stuff you need a way to put them away when you are done :-*

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The Official NBA (mostly Lakers) thread!
« on: April 8, 2003, 03:52 PM »
Sweet another Laker hater, join in on the fun, especially when the Lakers fall flat in the first round this year!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Class Reunions
« on: April 7, 2003, 05:24 PM »
In a sign that I am approaching that sure sign of oldness my 10 year High School class reunion is coming up this summer.  I haven't totally decided on if I want to go or not yet...

I was pretty much a geek in school I still had plenty of friends, some I haven't seen since graduation night so in that sense it would be fun.

I also am well beyond high school and most of my important friends I still see, not sure I want see some of the people I don't see and pay $30 to relive 1993 all over again...

Any of the older crew go to any of theirs?

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Bumpin for FX-7

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Collector's Tips / Re: Storing Loose Figs
« on: April 7, 2003, 04:14 PM »
Nope, my name doesn't stand for Old Country Buffett  :P

I can link you to our username thread though...

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=28;action=display;threadid=642

I get them at Wal Mart but I'm not sure if Plano still makes this case.  They are in the Sporting Good section though

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 7, 2003, 04:12 PM »
The Jets...there is a name I haven't heard in a long time.  They were always one of my favorite teams on NHL Hockey for Genesis.  I must have played 10000 games of it in college.  That equals around 10,000 cans of beer as well...anyway Sellane was a stud on there along with Phil Housley and Zhamnov and then Keith Tkachuk

Perhaps our resident Winnipegger can fill in the gaps

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New JD poll: Most wanted VEHICLE!
« on: April 7, 2003, 01:50 PM »
I'm kind of suprised that the Infiltrator is getting the as many votes as it has been.  Never under estimate the power of Maul.  I actually want this underused vehicle as well( Anakin should have blown him away in the final battle) an Infiltrator with a super articulated Maul would be awesome

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 7, 2003, 01:37 PM »

I'm going with a Ottawa vs Detroit finals although Jersey and Colorado have a good shot as well.  I don't think thw Wild can get past Roy but you never know what will happen.

I do think the Oil is going down in the first round  :-*

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JD Sports Forum! / 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs / NHL news
« on: April 7, 2003, 01:33 PM »
For the first time in over 10 years the Playoffs are back in Minnesota and I can't be more excited.  The North Stars run back in 1991 was one of the funnest sports memories of my youth.  HEre are the teams:

Western Conference

#1 Dallas vs
#8 Edmonton
#2 Detroit vs
#7 Anaheim
#3 Colorado vs
#6 Minnesota
#4 Vancouver vs
#5 Saint Louis

Eastern Conference

#1 Ottawa vs
#8 New York Islanders
#2 New Jersey vs
#7 Boston
#3 Tampa Bay vs
#6 Washington
#4 Philadelphia vs
#5 Toronto

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Easter Long Weekend Plans?
« on: April 7, 2003, 01:19 PM »
Both  ;) :-*

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